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OnePlus 5 dual camera revealed: 20-megapixel Telephoto lens, with iPhone 7 Plus-like portrait mode

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OnePlus 5 dual camera revealed: 20-megapixel Telephoto lens, with iPhone 7 Plus-like portrait mode

The OnePlus 5 will have a dual camera system that will look and feel just like the one on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus: one regular rear camera and a secondary, telephoto shooter that will be capable of blurring the background and capturing portraits, according to a report by TheVerge a day before the official launch of the OnePlus 5.

We also now have the official OnePlus 5 camera specs: the phone will have a 16-megapixel main Sony rear cam with an f/1.7 aperture lens, and a 20-megapixel secondary Sony sensor with an f/2.6 telephoto lens. OnePlus says that this is "the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today," but of course we've seen Sony's and others' 23-megapixel phones, so we are curious to test this in real life.

the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today


The report does not reveal the full OnePlus 5 specs, but it does confirm that the OnePlus 5 will be the company's most expensive phone yet. With the eery similarity to the iPhone 7 Plus, it might be the most controversial one as well.

It also reveals a ton of interesting details about the OnePlus 5 camera, starting with an admission by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei that the camera on the OnePlus 3 was  good, but not 'great' as on Samsung and Apple phones, continuing with a promise for a great camera in the OnePlus 5 and ending with OnePlus thanking Apple for 'educating' people about the camera on the new phone. 

OnePlus 5 prototypes

OnePlus 5 prototypes


“We were exploring dual cameras last year, but we knew the education cost would be too high,” explains Lau. “We have to thank Apple for educating the market for us.”

All of this is hugely controversial for one obvious reason: the OnePlus 5 looks a lot like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, down to the camera position and the crescent antenna lines. And we doubt Apple will like this. For the full making of story around the OnePlus 5 camera, hit the source link right below.


source: TheVerge
Images courtesy of TheVerge.

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posted on 4 days ago, 10:02 7

1. Master_Oogway (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Oct 2016)


I don't like iPhone and Galaxy much.. but I have to admit that these two really inspire other Smartphone Manufacturers with their new tech innovations....

posted on 4 days ago, 13:25 1

19. adi90 (Posts: 408; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


Apart from iphone and galaxy, what else is left to be liked?

posted on 3 days ago, 23:31 1

27. skyline88 (Posts: 586; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Nokia perhaps?

posted on 4 days ago, 10:05 1

2. surethom (Posts: 885; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


One regular rear camera and a secondary, telephoto shooter Fantastic news a good android zoom regular mobile, I was not looking forward to the rumored monochrome second camera.

posted on 3 days ago, 23:59

28. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4240; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


' "the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today," but of course we've seen Sony's and others' 23-megapixel phones...'
These guys can't just leave it there as it is...Cleary, they meant "highest resolution dual-camera system" and they compare it with Sony, which doesn't have any dual camera set up phone yet.
Face-palm!

posted on 4 days ago, 10:18 9

3. Cat97 (Posts: 262; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


You mean...with iPhone 7 Plus-like everything :))

posted on 4 days ago, 10:27

4. Lumberjack (Posts: 78; Member since: 04 May 2017)


I have defocus background on my Xperia. No need second cam.

posted on 4 days ago, 10:29 4

5. cryptonx (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Jan 2016)


I haaafff defffookusss on my LamePsserriaaaa no neeedy seeeconnnd caaaam. Aaaaaamm aaaaam aaaaam.

posted on 4 days ago, 14:59

21. Lumberjack (Posts: 78; Member since: 04 May 2017)


It is a sub app inside cam app.
All Z phones have it.
But is only 8MP.

posted on 4 days ago, 11:18

6. Bondurant (Posts: 563; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


DOA. RIP.

posted on 4 days ago, 11:39 3

7. jjface (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Jun 2017)


It was obvious and PA kept saying it would be a monochrome camera !

posted on 4 days ago, 11:41 3

8. Mellow (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Mar 2017)


OnePlus 5 - iPhone 7 Plus clone with flagship level high end hardware & running latest version of Android

posted on 4 days ago, 11:42 4

9. shnibz (Posts: 379; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


Glad I got the 3t. I hope OnePlus chills out with the constantly increasing prices

posted on 4 days ago, 13:23 3

18. adi90 (Posts: 408; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


Even though they increase their price, it will not be as expensive as iphone and galaxy s series. So there is no need to worry much.

posted on 4 days ago, 11:45 7

10. Mellow (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Mar 2017)


Carl Pei - "See, we tried to copy every flagship & the best outcome is the iPhone 7 Plus"

posted on 4 days ago, 15:33 1

23. guidoconrad (Posts: 25; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Because the galaxy S7 camera was too good to replicate

posted on 4 days ago, 12:07 1

11. IT-Engineer (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)


this is definitly gonna be my next phone, currently using op 3T

posted on 4 days ago, 12:18 3

12. ishaqthkr (Posts: 73; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


All those prototypes and they ended up passing this iphone copy. Bruh...

posted on 4 days ago, 12:24

13. NoAllegiance (Posts: 327; Member since: 21 Mar 2016)


You beat me to making that comment. They should of gone wth the first one in the top left corner, reminds me of the orginal OnePlus One.

posted on 4 days ago, 12:48

14. trojan_horse (Posts: 4167; Member since: 06 May 2016)


The HTC look-alike protoype is even cooler, I think.

posted on 4 days ago, 13:19

17. fyah_king (Posts: 968; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


It a lie, because it's the same phone as the oppo one.lol

posted on 4 days ago, 15:00

22. Lumberjack (Posts: 78; Member since: 04 May 2017)


Last one looks like Huawei P10
The silver, right corner

posted on 4 days ago, 13:06

15. talon95 (Posts: 718; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I was hoping to see the magic of monochrome. Maybe it's not so magical.

posted on 4 days ago, 13:18

16. fyah_king (Posts: 968; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Prototype? This phone is the oppo phone.lol

posted on 4 days ago, 14:43

20. gehrig (Posts: 341; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Wow, basically the only other design they were considering was a Huawei P9 clone.

posted on 4 days ago, 15:50

24. Rocket (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Of all those prototypes they had to pick the one that looks exactly like iphone7 :(
6th from left to right was better.

posted on 3 days ago, 19:47

25. Kal-el (Posts: 96; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


Uhhh doesn't he mean thank LG for educating the market....EVO 3D ...LG G5 -___-

posted on 3 days ago, 22:33

26. Tabby_Tiger (Posts: 263; Member since: 23 Jan 2017)


HTC EVO 3D didn't set the world on fire.

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